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    Protect Commercial Divers' Lives

      gallery_315_20_9440.jpgThe Divers Association urges everyone, world wide to sign this petition: Protect Commercial Divers' Lives Again action on the revision of regulation has been postponed. No result in more then 18 years! CHANGES TO CFRs ARE IN BUREAUCRATIC LIMBO!

    Still no action The Divers Association urges every interested person to contact the Coast Guard, their governmental representatives and every active company in the Diving industry. The anticipated changes won’t revolutionize anything. All of the proposals are already accepted or exceeded by the professional associations in the United States and IMCA.  

    Mr. Jeffery G. Lantz

    Director of Commercial Regulations & Standards (CG-5PS)
    U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
    2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, STOP 7126
    Washington, DC 20593-7126
    202-372-1351 E-Mail Jeffry G. Lantz <Jeffrey.G.Lantz@uscg.mil>


    Mr. Ken Smith Project Manager
    Department of Homeland Security
    U.S. Coast Guard
    Commandant (CG-OES-2), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE.,

    STOP 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509
    Phone: 202 372-1413
    E-Mail: ken.a.smith@uscg.mil

    For United Citizens you will find your Representative here Just enter you zip code it wll give you the hotlink to their Web page

     I am telling mine this " No result in more then 18 years! CHANGES TO CFRs ARE IN BUREAUCRATIC LIMBO and causing the loss of divers lives. You can find evidence of the lack of action here"


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